Teenager taken to hospital after fall from Gosport bridge

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A TEENAGER escaped serious injury after falling from a bridge over a disused railway.

The 18-year-old fell from the bridge on Ann’s Hill Road in Gosport at about 2.45pm on Saturday.

Police were first to arrive and they called the ambulance service.

Although the air ambulance was sent out, the man was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth for treatment by regular ambulance.

South Central Ambulance spokeswoman Ngozi Fakeye said: ‘He was conscious and breathing and able to tell us about where it hurt.

‘He was definitely talking and alert and although he was in pain, it doesn’t appear he was seriously injured.’

A crew from Gosport fire station was also called.

Firefighter Ian Medd said: ‘It looks like he had a lucky escape. We were there to assist because of the risk of injury to the casualty’s spine.

‘We helped gain access to the casualty by cutting down the fence and then helping the ambulance service to retrieve him safely. It does appear he fell between the fence and a tree so it was difficult to get to him.’